Degenerative Disc Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Degenerative disc disease is a common spinal condition that results in the breakdown of the tissue between the vertebrae, which can cause severe pain and discomfort. Treatment options for degenerative discs range from conservative treatments to surgical procedures, with various nonsurgical therapies available as well, such as the DBC Program.

Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease primarily occurs due to the natural aging process. As we grow older, the spinal discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae, gradually lose their water content, leading to reduced disc height and elasticity. This degeneration causes the discs to become less effective in absorbing shock and supporting the spine, resulting in pain and discomfort.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

The symptoms of degenerative disc disease can vary from person to person. Common signs include chronic back pain, which may radiate to the buttocks, hips, or legs. Individuals may also experience muscle weakness, tingling sensations, and numbness in the affected areas. Symptoms tend to worsen with prolonged sitting, standing, or physical activity.

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Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease

Treatment for degenerative disc disease aims to alleviate pain, improve function, and enhance quality of life. Non-surgical approaches often include physical therapy, pain medications, and lifestyle modifications such as maintaining a healthy weight and practicing proper posture. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary, such as spinal fusion or artificial disc replacement.


DBC Program

The DBC program offers a non-invasive, comprehensive approach to treating degenerative disc disease. It combines specific exercises and manual therapy to target the root causes of pain and dysfunction. This specialized program aims to restore stability, flexibility, and function to the spine, reducing pain and improving overall well-being. The DBC program is tailored to the individual needs of each patient and has shown promising results in alleviating symptoms and enhancing long-term outcomes.

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